Elizabeth is the featured leader of this group. Elizabeth is 40-years-old; she is married with five children – two in primary school, two in secondary and one who is not of school-going age. Elizabeth sells cigarettes, drinks, mints, chewing gums, etc. She has been doing business for six years now. With the help of this loan, Elizabeth will invest in her business by buying cigarettes, drinks, mints, chewing gums, etc. in large quantities to add to her business.
About Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT)Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT) is Kiva’s oldest field partner in Sierra Leone. SMT began operations in 2002 as a microcredit program of the NGO Child Fund Sierra Leone under a USAID program to assist the reintegration of ex combatants back into their communities. Today, SMT offers group, agricultural, individual and salary loans to micro-entrepreneurs through six branches and one sub-branch in rural, urban, and peri-urban areas. By providing small loans and other financial services, SMT empowers poor clients to generate more income to help their families, improve their wellbeing, and create a more vibrant private small-business sector in Sierra Leone.
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